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Quinoa pudding

Make this quinoa pudding that is a healthy and delicious alternative to your regular rice pudding. This quinoa pudding recipe is vegan and gluten-free, but you can make this with your regular milk as well.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Quinoa, Strawberry
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Sravanthi


  • ½ cup Quinoa
  • 2 cups Coconut milk
  • 1 cup Water
  • cup Raw cane sugar
  • Pinch of cardamom powder
  • 2 tablespoon dry fruits for garnishing


How to make Instant pot quinoa pudding:

  • Using a colander or strainer, wash the quinoa 2 to 3 times. Washing the quinoa will remove bitterness from it.
  • Add the drained quinoa to the instant pot inner pot
  • Add water and close the instant pot with its lid.
  • Start the instant pot in manual or pressure cook mode and cook for 1 minute.
  • Once the instant pot beeps, wait for 5 minutes and manually release the pressure.
  • Now start the instant pot in saute mode and add coconut milk, sugar to it.
  • Let it simmer for 5 minutes or more till it reaches your desired consistency.
  • Switch off the instant pot and serve the quinoa pudding, warm or chilled!

 Stovetop instructions:

  • Wash the quinoa twice and drain the water from it completely.
  • Now add this washed quinoa and water to a thick-bottomed cooking vessel. Let it cook for 10 to 15 minutes on low flame with a closed lid. 
  • By now, quinoa will absorb almost all of the water.
  • Now add coconut milk and cook it further for ten more minutes on medium flame.
  • Add sugar and let it simmer for five more minutes.
  • Please switch off the flame and add a pinch of cardamom powder or cinnamon powder. Mix it well, and healthy, delicious quinoa pudding is ready to serve. Serve it with fresh fruits!


  • This recipe will yield around two servings if you are serving this quinoa pudding as a breakfast. It will yield about four portions if having this as a dessert!